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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Series of Burglaries

By City News Service

A man pleaded not guilty on Thursday, April 4, to burglary charges in connection with a series of alleged break-ins at homes in the cities of Glendale, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Cerritos and Torrance.
Suspect David Silver, 48, was charged Wednesday, April 5, with six counts of first-degree residential burglary that occurred between Aug. 1 and March 13, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
“For nearly a year, the Long Beach community has been shaken by these residential burglaries,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement released after the case was filed. “No one should have to endure the violation and fear that comes with having their home invaded.”
The Long Beach Police Department said shortly after Silver’s arrest on March 29 that he was believed to be responsible for 25 burglaries in that city.
“In each of the burglaries, the suspect posed as a salesman and/or service worker and knocked on victim’s door. When no one appeared to be home, the suspect entered the victim’s home and stole jewelry, collectible coins, heirlooms, jewelry boxes and money,” according to the statement released by police.
Silver has remained behind bars since his arrest, jail records show. Silver was scheduled to appear in a Long Beach courtroom on April 11, when a hearing date was expected to determine whether there was sufficient evidence to allow the case against him to proceed to trial.
If convicted, he could face a sentence of up to life in state prison, prosecutors said.

First published in the April 13 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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